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Alfred I. Neugut, MD, PhD

Board Certifications: 
Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine
Expertise in: 
Stomach Cancer, Colon & Rectal Cancer, Cancer Care
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New and Existing Patients: 
(212) 305-5098
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(212) 305-5098
Existing Patients: 
(212) 305-7629

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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Stomach Cancer
  • Colon & Rectal Cancer
  • Cancer Care
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer

Specialties

Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency: Bronx Municipal Hospital Center
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY
  • Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY

About Alfred Neugut

Myron M. Studner Professor of Cancer Research and Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Columbia University, Associate Director for Population Science, Leader of the Prevention, Control, and Disparities Program for the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia, and Co-Director of the Cancer Prevention Center of New York Presbyterian Hospital

Dr. Neugut is a medical oncologist with a particular interest in gastroIntestinal tract cancers, especially of colorectal and gasteric cancers. Under the auspices of Columbia's MD/PhD program, he received his MD and a Ph.D. in Pathobiology in 1977. He did his training in Internal Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and fellowship in Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He returned to Columbia University as an Andrew Mellon Fellow in Epidemiology and Medicine to obtain an M.P.H. in Epidemiology in 1983. Dr. Neugut then joined the faculty at Columbia University with appointments in Medicine and Epidemiology.

Academic Titles

  • Myron M. Studner Professor of Cancer Research (in Medicine)
  • Professor of Epidemiology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Indemnity
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Access (Exchange)
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare (Mediblue)
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

POMCO

  • POMCO

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • The Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

VNSNY CHOICE

  • SelectHealth

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

1
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, New York 10032
Phone:
(212) 305-7629
Fax:
(212) 305-0178
Primary

Research

Dr. Neugut's research has centered on cancer epidemiology and prevention. He initiated a series of important studies focused on risk factors for the occurrence and recurrence of colorectal adenomatous polyps (adenomas). These studies have extended into the use and yield of colonoscopy and fecal occult blood testing for routine screening and diagnosis. An editorial by Dr. Neugut in 1988 was the first to suggest the use of colonoscopy for routine screening of asymptomatic adults, a common practice now.

Dr. Neugut's second major research focus was the occurrence of second malignancies, especially the impact of radiation therapy. For example, he has found elevated risks of lung cancer and esophageal cancer following breast cancer radiotherapy and of bladder cancer following prostate cancer radiotherapy. Other areas of cancer epidemiology to which he has contributed include cancers of the small bowel, gallbladder, and biliary tree. Dr. Neugut serves as co-principal Investigator of the Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project.

At the present time, a significant amount of Dr. Neugut's research is centered on studying the quality of care in the use of chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cancer in the elderly and others. Racial/ethnic variations in quality of cancer care and outcomes are also research interests as are adherence to treatment and long-term sequelae of cancer therapies.

For the past 15 years Dr. Neugut has served as principal investigator of an NCI-funded Training Program in Cancer Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Environmental Health Sciences. He is the former President of the American Society of Preventive Oncology, probably the leading U.S. organization for research ion cancer epidemiology and prevention. He has served on numerous study sections and review committees, both at NIH and elsewhere.

Research Interests

  • Cancer epidemiology and prevention, mainly focused on the epidemiology of GI tract cancers and second malignancies. Also cancer treatment in the elderly and access to care in underserved populations and health disparities for the underserved. Health outcomes research and quality of care in cancer.

Grants

DIETARY INTAKE AND OBESITY IN CHILDREN WITH ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA (Private)

Jan 1 2015 - Dec 31 2019

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MINORITY/UNDERSERVED SITE NCI COMMUNITY ONCOLOGY RESEARCH PROGRAM (Federal Gov)

Aug 1 2014 - Jul 31 2019

CANCER CENTER SUPPORT GRANT (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2014 - Jun 30 2019

USING SWOG-MEDICARE DATABASE TO EVALUATE LONG-TERM TOXICITIES OF CANCER SURVIVORS (Federal Gov)

Feb 15 2013 - Jan 31 2018

THE INFLUENCE OF HOSPITAL VARIABILITY ON THE MANAGEMENT OF CANCER-ASSOCIATED COMPLICATIONS (Federal Gov)

Jan 1 2013 - Dec 31 2017

INNOVATIONS IN PROSTATE CANCER (Federal Gov)

Nov 1 2015 - Oct 31 2017

BRAIN TUMOR EARLY DETECTION STUDY (Private)

Sep 1 2014 - Aug 31 2017

TRAINING PROGRAM IN CANCER-RELATED POPULATION SCIENCES (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2002 - Aug 31 2017

IMPACT OF HIV ON BREAST CANCER TREATMENT AND OUTCOMES IN SOUTH AFRICA (Federal Gov)

Jul 15 2015 - Jun 30 2016

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INSURANCE AND CANCER-RELATED PRESCRIPTION DRUG USE (Private)

Jul 1 2012 - Jun 30 2015

RACIAL DISPARITIES IN THE INITIATION AND INTENSITY OF ADJUVANT THERAPY FOR BREAST CANCER (Federal Gov)

May 20 2005 - May 19 2015

GLUCOSE REGULATION OF HYPERTRIGLYCEDEMIA (Private)

Aug 1 2013 - Dec 31 2014

A PHASE 2,RANDOMIZED,DOUBLE-BLIND,PLACEBO-CONTROLLED STUDY EVALUATING THE SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF FOLFIRI IN COMBINATION (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Oct 22 2009 - Oct 22 2014

COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF SURGICAL TREATMENTS FOR LUNG CA NCER IN THE ELDERLY (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2010 - Jul 31 2014

COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF SURGICAL TREATMENTS FOR LUNG CANCER IN THE ELDERLY (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2010 - Jul 31 2014

COLUMBIA-SOUTH AFRICA TRAINING PROGRAM FOR RESEARCH ON HIV-ASSOCIATED MALIGNANCIES (Federal Gov)

Aug 27 2010 - Jul 31 2014

CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY, BIOSTATISTICS AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 1985 - Jul 31 2014

RANDOMIZED TRIAL OF TEXT-MESSAGING INVENTION TO REDUCE EARLY DICONTINUATION OF ADJUVANT ANASTROZOLE HORMONAL THERAPY IN WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCER (Private)

Jul 1 2011 - Jun 30 2014

RACIAL DISPARITIES IN PALLIATIVE CARE FOR PROSTATE CANCER (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2010 - Oct 29 2013

DETERMINANTS AND RISKS OF USE OF OVERUSE OF EXPENSIVE ONCOLO GY DRUGS (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2008 - Jul 31 2013

HEALTH RESEARCH INC (Federal Gov)

Jun 30 2008 - Jun 29 2013

INTEGRATED CANCER SERVICES PROGRAM BREAST, CERVICAL AND COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING PARTNERSHIPS (NY State Gov)

Apr 1 2008 - Mar 31 2013

INTEGRATED CANCER SERVICES PROGRAM BREAST, CERVICAL AND COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING PARTNERSHIPS II (CSP PARTNERSHIPS) (NY State Gov)

Apr 1 2008 - Mar 31 2013

HEALTH RESEARCH INC (Federal Gov)

Jun 30 2008 - Jun 29 2012

HEALTH RESEARCH INC (Federal Gov)

Jun 30 2008 - Jun 29 2012

EARLY THERAPEUTICS DEVELOPMENT WITH PHASE 2 EMPHASIS (Federal Gov)

Jan 1 2003 - Sep 30 2011

CANCERS IN OLDER MINORITY POPULATIONS - CARIBBEAN AMERICAN E MPHASIS (Federal Gov)

Sep 26 2003 - Aug 31 2011

TOBACCO-RELATED CANCER RISKS IN RELATION TO MENTHOL CIGARETT ES: A CASE-CONTROL STUDY (Federal Gov)

Oct 1 2010 - Nov 30 2010

EFFECTIVENESS OF CANCER CARE IN THE ELDERLY (Private)

Jan 1 2004 - Dec 31 2008

BRONX COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING COALITION WITH COLUMBIA UN IVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER CPI PROGRAM (NY State Gov)

Jan 1 2007 - Mar 31 2008

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY / HARLEM HOSPITAL CENTER / CHARLES B WANG CENTER COLORECTAL SCREENING AND PROSTATE CANCER ... (NY Local Gov)

Apr 1 2002 - Mar 31 2008

DESCRIPTIVE EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COST-EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS OF TESTING FOR BREAST CANCER SUSCEPTIBILITY IN THE UNITED .... (Private)

Jul 1 2006 - Jun 30 2007

EFFECTIVENESS OF CANCER CARE IN THE ELDERLY (Private)

Jan 1 2001 - Dec 31 2004